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Nevada 2014 ballot measures

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Three statewide ballot measures were certified for the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Nevada. One measure was approved, thereby creating a state intermediate appellate court, while the other two, which both sought to increase taxes, were defeated.

Two of the certified measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments, while the third was an indirect initiated state statute. According to Article 16, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution, an amendment proposed by the legislature must be approved by a majority in both the House and Senate in two consecutive legislative sessions. Nevada has no regular 2014 legislative session, as the legislature is only required to meet a total of 120 calendar days in two years. At least two initiated constitutional amendments were proposed for the November election ballot, but both failed to submit signatures.

Supporters of the certified indirect initiated state statute were required to collect 72,324 valid signatures by November 2012 in order to be considered by the Nevada State Legislature during the 2013 state legislative session. Since the legislature took no action by the deadline on March 15, 2013, the measure was automatically referred to the 2014 ballot.

Historical facts

  • Between 1996 and 2013, an average of seven measures appeared on even-numbered election year ballots in Nevada. Therefore, 2014 was a below-average year based on the number of certified measures.
  • From 1996 to 2014, the number of measures on statewide ballots ranged from one to 17.
  • Between 1996 and 2014, 38 of 69, or 55 percent, of Nevada ballot measures were approved by voters; therefore, 2014's approval rate of 33 percent was below average.
  • Conversely, 31 of 69, or 45 percent, of measures were defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Courts Amends Nevada Constitution to create an intermediate appellate court Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Taxes Amends Nevada Constitution to remove mining tax cap of 5% Defeatedd
IndISS Question 3 Taxes Implements a 2% margins tax on businesses for public schools Defeatedd

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Healthcare Exchange Initiative Healthcare Prohibits state and local governments from creating, operating or maintaining a health insurance exchange Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Voter ID Initiative Elections Requires voters to present an ID prior to voting Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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